Wealth Taxation in the German Media

Project Details

Financing body

Otto-Brenner Foundation


The research project “Wealth Taxation in the Media“, funded by the Otto-Brenner Foundation, focuses on the coverage of wealth taxation in the German print media discourse. The focus on print media stems from their ability to frame and shape the understanding of economic inequality and – closely related - redistribution policies such as wealth taxation by selecting, presenting and arranging certain types of information, ideas, narrative frames and discourses.

The project is based on a long-term analysis (2001-2018) of the media coverage, its variation and development over time. In particular, the research focus is on the general framing of wealth taxation as well as the specific linguistic resources applied in such as context. In terms of methodology, we use corpus linguistics methods and critical discourse analysis
Effective start/end date1/03/1931/10/19

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 605003 Cultural economics
  • 502027 Political economy